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Gifford House
Ranked #73 of 393 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 18 September 2011

We stayed at The Gifford for 4 nights in August and were very impressed. The Host and Hostess were very friendly and helpful. Rooms were large and comfortable and exceptionally clean. Food was yummy and plentiful - nothing was too much trouble!

Really well placed for walking AND using public transport to get about - within easy walking distance of Arthurs Seat and Holyrood Palace. We will return.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

Very comfortable, spacious and spotless accommodation. Wide breakfast choice. Friendly, helpful host and hostess. Can't do enough for their guests.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Joyce K
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Reviewed 30 August 2011

I stayed here in 2006 when vacationing in Scotland with a friend. David and Margaret were so extraordinarily friendly and hospitable during that visit, I booked the Gifford House again in 2008, when touring alone on business. They’d not changed a lick! I cannot imagine another more reasonably priced, clean and comfortable, accommodation in all of Edinburgh. And, the Scottish Breakfast they serve is superb! I highly recommend the Gifford House B&B. In fact, I’ll not stay elsewhere when visiting Edinburgh again.

Room Tip: Visit their website to get the best deal. http://www.giffordhouseedinburgh.com/ If you have question...
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled solo
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Thank MsChasMiller
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Reviewed 11 August 2011

The hosts are a lovely couple - very helpful with tips for getting around. The rooms were immaculate and the third floor has a beautiful view.

Room Tip: The third floor has the best views, but you have to walk up three flights, so be prepared.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank Johnna68
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Reviewed 25 June 2011

Reasonably priced by Edinburgh standards, this guesthouse offers good value for an overnight stay. An added bonus is it comes without the 3% tariff charged by neighbouring guesthouses if you pay by credit card, as I did.

Upon arrival, I received a warm welcome from the owner, who was very helpful in advising on local restaurants and public transport. The guesthouse is situated almost directly opposite a regular bus service to the city centre.

The room was very well appointed with a comfortable bed, soft pillows, huge flatscreen TV, hot chocolate and shortbread and lots of helpful bits and bobs in the bathroom. Wonderful view of Arthur's Seat from the bedroom window. There is wireless internet and a small safe in the room, neither of which I used, but was pleasantly surprised to find.

All in all a good stay and a welcome change from similarly priced "boutique" hotels, which seem to be sparsely equipped and lacking in service by comparison.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled on business
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Thank sylvworld
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Reviewed 29 May 2011

I travel to Edinburgh on business very often and have in the Gifford found one of the best hotels around and in Margaret and David found the perfect hosts. A very clean, warm and pleasant hotel with knowledgeable, welcoming hosts, always there with a smile and time for a chat. My colleagues at work have also stayed there and they too sing its praises. Wonderful, made to order breakfasts.

Room Tip: Top floor rear, quiet, with great view of Crags.
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 May 2011

Had previously used tripadvisor to research this guest house and seemed perfect for our requirements. Imagine our concern,just prior to our visit, to read a very negative review. Fortunately our concern was unnecessary as Gifford House was a little gem.The hosts(Margaret and David) were welcoming and very helpful.The bedroom was very spacious and spotlessly clean with tea &coffee making facilities and a large flat screen tv.Breakfast was great with a wide selection and all freshly prepared. We found the location to be good as it was on a busroute but also only a 20 min walk into the city centre and we had a peaceful location as it was out of the city centre.Any information that you require would be provided by our hosts and, if they did't know it,they would find it out. In conclusion, if we return to Edinburgh, Gifford House will be our 1st stop!

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Gifford House

Address: 103 Dalkeith Rd., Edinburgh EH16 5AJ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #73 of 393 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range: $114 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gifford House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gifford House is an elegant 4 Star GOLD guest house located one and a quareter miles from the Royal Mile.David and Margaret the resident owners like to offer their guests a high quality of comfort and serviceAll our rooms have been refurbished to a very high standard with your comfort in mind ... more   less 
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